After a tough opening day of 2016 for the stock market, at least one automaker says it's not worried about the year.
The business community has been on edge over the past year, from slowing Chinese economic growth and uncertainty around Federal Reserve policy to technological disruption from mighty Silicon Valley unicorns. But none of that bothers Mark Fields, president and chief executive officer of Ford, who spoke to CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" Tuesday.
"It's been a very strong year for us," Fields said.
Ford reported an 8 percent year-over-year gain in sales in December, topping off a year that saw sales grow 5 percent overall. In doing so, it joined brands like Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan, which all posted double-digit growth in December.